The Corner

re: Immigration Odds

Andy, amnesty advocates offer different reasons to support bringing illegal aliens “out of the shadows” in order to enjoy legal status.  Democrats, of course, want millions of new voters.  Silly Repubicans think Hispanic family values will put them in the GOP ranks.  Some argue that we have to be able to identify, investigate, and credential illegals in order to find the criminals/threats in their midst.  The Secretary of Commerce argues that we are not producing enough high school dropouts to take low-paying, low-skilled jobs, so we should make it easier for illegals to work and must import even more like them on a temporary basis.  Geraldo Rivera thinks the U.S. maintains an attractive nuisance and so is responsible for “luring” desperate workers North.  Some naive folks believe that an amnesty that purports to impose strict assimilation requirements would be beneficial, though politicians talk assimilation while funding destructive bilingual education and immigration advocates can be counted on to label any such demands ”racist.”  Our Church thinks its stingy and mean to limit immigration – apparently, at all.

Kate O'Beirne — Kate O’Beirne was president of the National Review Institute, the nonprofit, public policy organization founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1991 to advance the conservative principles he championed through ...

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